Don’t make the same mistake that many candidates do during their interviews. When the hiring manager says, “Tell me about yourself,” they babble on and on in an attempt to cover every aspect of their lives, most of which have little bearing on whether they will be selected for the job. Instead, craft a story… Read more »

You just received an invitation to interview for a job you would love to land. Your skills and experience match what the company is looking for, but you’ll still need to make a good impression during the interview. Most of that impression will be determined by what you say, and there are some things that… Read more »

Anyone who has had to work under a toxic manager will tell you that it can take all the joy out of work days. These are the leaders whose departments have high turnover and low morale. Yes, they can increase productivity in the short-term, but the effect they have on long-term success can be devastating…. Read more »

Have you been ‘ghosted’ by a recruiter? Perhaps you have been but didn’t know what to call it. Professional recruiters say that ghosting is becoming a widespread problem. It happens when a company stops responding to you after you’ve done several interviews. While you might have been ghosted and chalked it up to being part… Read more »

Some big-time job interview mistakes practically go without saying: inappropriate outfits, showing up late, taking a cell phone call, and using foul language. If you are guilty of any of these, you deserve the rejection you will surely get. But there are other errors, more subtle, which you could be making without realizing it. Even… Read more »

It’s in the top ten of Canada’s most in-demand jobs for 2018. Just a glance at the job ads will tell you that many companies are looking for workers who can operate a forklift. With more Canadians shopping online, companies who accommodate them are storing goods in massive warehouses, and forklifts are needed to move… Read more »

One of the fastest-growing areas of the workforce is temporary employment. Often the victim of its reputation for low pay and entry-level jobs, it has gained respectability over the past few years as larger corporations, hospitals, and professional offices have begun to use temps, freelancers, and contract workers. Companies like Amazon have been leading the… Read more »

It doesn’t matter which industry you are interviewing for; it’s always essential to make your best first impression. Many candidates mistakenly dress down when they are interviewing for a “blue-collar” job in the manufacturing industry. But you can give a hiring manager the impression that you aren’t serious about a job when you show up… Read more »

Everyone has had one of “those days.” You know the kind they mean: It started when you forgot to place your coffee cup in the Keurig machine, and your morning coffee ended up on the counter and eventually on the kitchen floor. This caused you to be late for the bus, train, or carpool ride,… Read more »

Everybody who cares about creating a successful career has the same question: “What do I need to do to stand out?” It’s an excellent question and one you should be asking. Getting ahead does not happen by blending into the crowd or following them where they lead you. It’s about setting yourself apart and charting… Read more »